18 March 2022

University of East London

18:00

18 March 2022

University of East London

Applying positive psychology to the climate crisis (MAPPCP graduate talks)

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This webinar will introduce you to the practical application of positive psychology to the climate crisis.

This webinar run by the UEL Wellbeing and Psychological Services Clinic (WPS Clinic) will introduce you to the practical application of positive psychology to the climate crisis. While originally criticised for focusing excessively on individual attainment and happiness, Positive Psychology also emphasises the importance of flourishing systems and societies for optimal wellbeing and thriving. The current climate crisis and our unequal, extractive society are a source of great anxiety and distress for many, but aside from talking about 'grit' and resilience, little has been said about working towards creating a world that optimises wellbeing. This session is recommended for those who are interested in exploring the intersections between nature connection, the climate crisis, mental health and positive wellbeing.

In this webinar you will:

- Explore how the climate crisis and other ongoing crises can affect us on an emotional and neuropsychological level and discuss "eco-anxiety".
- Learn about the restorative and resourcing effects of spending time in nature
- Explore how other areas such as Ecopsychology, Emotional Intelligence and Deep Ecology are vital for working with climate-based emotions
- Look at practical methodologies that can be used with individuals or groups to help them process their emotions, in particular, the power of group settings
- Discuss the limitations of "Psychology as Usual" in propping up a status quo that is damaging for many.

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University of East London

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